S. Friedman & Co. was established approximately 80 years ago. The firm’s specialties vary widely, and include corporate law, tax law, real estate and infrastructure, high-tech and more. The firm uniquely specializes in maritime law, and has many years of experience in the field. S. Friedman & Co. has two branches, one in Haifa and one in Tel Aviv. Ephraim Abramson & Co. was established in 1985 by Adv. Ephraim Abramson. The firm specializes in local and international business law, including real estate, commercial litigation, corporate, high-tech, tenders, administrative law, infrastructure, non-profit organizations, media and more. The firm has branches in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv. The merged firm will include approximately 120 lawyers, and the merger will become effective this July. The merged firm’s management will include Hadar Tal and Amir Cohen-Dor from S. Friedman and Ephraim Abramson and Avraham Aberman from Ephraim Abramson & Co. Both law firms have many years of experience and strong reputations, and have maintained a longstanding friendship and cooperation. In addition, the firms have successfully collaborated on several different occasions and even share clients and cases. The merger will significantly strengthen both firms’ core fields of expertise, such as real estate, infrastructure, corporate, higher education and more. The combined firm will have a strong presence in three activity hubs – Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, which will enable us to better serve clients across the country. This is an exciting and stimulating development for both firms, which share similar world views and characteristics, and we are confident that the merger will broaden and deepen both firms’ practice areas, enabling us to continue to provide the highest level of legal services and representation to our clients. We look forward to continuing to provide excellent legal and advisory services in all areas as we have for many years, from any of our offices in Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.